Rod will handle a 5-6 weight fly line. This rod is straight and without functional damage. Can anyone give me some helpful pointers on how best to cast these things? They called it the West Virginia Bar Mitzvah. We will not end the auction early for any offers as to be fair to all bidders. Please allow 10 business days for clearance. A slight up and down movement timed with the release of the line sends the lure on a straight trajectory into the normally small window of opportunity — a tiny pocket next to the bank or under an overhanging branch that provides shelter for the trout.
Please see supersize pictures for intricate details. After the bail is released the cast is made and line released using the index finger — allowing great control over when to release the line and thereby helping casting accuracy. I have collected these rods for some years, and enjoy fishing them. We are utilizing eBay's calculated shipping and the shipping cost is calculated with their system. Item is sold as is with no return. Comes with the cardboard tube; however, it is missing one of the end caps. If you know what year this one is.
The line is stopped by using the same index finger to pinch the line against the handle — so the caster can stop the lure mid-air over the target. I have no problems taking the fly off the hook keeper, tossing it in the water and making some short one handed casts, and then stripping out some line for casting to a target. Fishing for Life is a nonprofit Christian fund raising group working to support urban youth ministries in Minneapolis and St. Please see pictures and ask questions. If it is too tight, I first check for burrs or tags of metal, and these can be scraped off carefully with a narrow blade if they are inside the female ferrule.
Using both hands sometimes I really connect and power the line farther than I can cast any fly rod, like hitting a two handed backhand in tennis! Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process Presidential No. There are typical blemishes and wear for vintage rods, but nothing out of the ordinary. It is a great rod to add to your vintage collection or to use, it has a very responsive feel and it is of high quality, hopefully someone can put it to good use! Presumably this helps lake fishermen, who can put one hand on the base of the rod and the other by the reel, and double hand cast the lure as far as possible. The fly rod still has the plastic wrap on the cork grip. He did this with the help of the reels he designed with Shakespeare — closed face spinning reels, like the original model 1810, not to be confused with current reels using the 1810 designation.
Please read my entire listing-including the payment. But we will try to answer all questions promptly. All of the guides and tips seem good also. We also host an annual Fish-A-Thon, which is an event designed to be a financial vehicle for ministries in Minneapolis and St. See photos for more details.
Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process Omni -Action No. I just wiped it with 409 to take a bit of grime off. I have a question regarding an old Shakespeare Wonderod that I own. Spin casting for trout is done one-handed. There is nothing stamped on the reel seat. Please check my feedback so you can bid with confidence. Shakespeare Wonderod Made in U S A Howald Process No.
Any suggestions or references to how to use these rods would be greatly appreciated. You are looking at a nice collectors item here or to use. He taught his kids and grandchildren how to do his underhand flip cast — and how to use it on a trout stream. You stop it mid air and inches above the water so it drops in without a splash. This rod was purchased in 1966 by my husband. From you I expect prompt payment. Even comes with the original blue cardboard rod tube, although the bottom of the tube has some issues.
Please ask me about combining different auctions if you have questions as it will definitely save you quite a bit of money. We believe it was manufactured in 1959. Unfortunately, I know nothing about it. Blade is Wonderod white with vintage red Gudebrod nylon guide winds extended. This auction is for a Vintage 2 piece Shakespeare Wonderod.